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GARY MOORE exhibition opens in Belfast Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:02
The first phase of an exhibition devoted to the late GARY MOORE opens in his native Belfast this week.

 

The exhibition, at the city's Oh Yeah centre, officially opens on what would have been Moore's 60th birthday - this Wednesday, April 4.  It opens to the public the following day.

 

Curate by Stuart Bailie - a former editor of NME - the exhibition features a host of personal memorabilia donated by the guitarist's family.  It includes:

 

  • Moore's black 'quilted' Gibson Les Paul guitar;
  • A suit, shirt and shoes, specially commissioned by the tailor Gresham Blake for an Amnesty International event;
  • Gold albums, framed magazine covers, signed photos, tour passes, posters and flyers;
  • A brass plaque to mark a sold out Hammersmith Odeon show in 2001;
  • A mounted brick from Belfast's famous Maritime Hotel, where Moore played some of his first gigs as a teenager, presented to him by the Belfast Blues Society when the building was demolished;

 

    plus many more effects.

 

Moore, acclaimed for his prodigious solo work as well as his terms with the likes of Skid Row (the original Dublin version from the late 1960s), Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, The Travelling Wilburys, BB King and George Harrison, was born in Belfast on April 4 1952, and died while on holiday in Spain on February 6 last year.

 

The exhibition, which is free and will remain open until the end of June, is the first of a series of events being planned by the Oh Yeah centre to mark the legendary guitarist's life and achievements.

 

For more information on the exhibition, opening hours and so on, visit http://www.ohyeahbelfast.com/

 

 

 
SORRY & THE SINATRAS/TRASHLIGHT VISION drummer inspires benefit album Print E-mail
Monday, 02 April 2012 17:23

'Heavy Hearts', a benefit compilation for diabetes that will include rare or previously unreleased tracks from the likes of Michael Monroe, The Black Halos, The Wildhearts, Steve Conte, The Loyalties and Piggy D, is set for release on Friday.

 

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"Earlier this year our friend (and Sorry & The Sinatras/ex-Trashlight Vision drummer) Lenny Thomas was hospitalised with a pretty severe injury to his foot. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse and became further complicated by his pre-existing diabetes and Lenny was hospitalised for quite some time. He's slowly but surely on the mend now but medical bills are piling up and he's likely to lose months of work if he's even able to go back.

 

So we decided to do something to help out Len with his medical bills and lost wages. We contacted our friends in the music community - bands that we played with, people who we'd toured with, friends' bands and bands that we were fans of - and the response was overwhelming. Today we're very proud to announce the release of Heavy Hearts, a benefit compilation with all proceeds to be divided between Lenny's bills and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

 

Released on April 6th, the compilation will feature songs from the likes of The Wildhearts, Michael Monroe, Piggy D (Rob Zombie), Steve Conte & the Crazy Truth, Eureka Machines, Sorry & The Sinatras, The Loyalties, and many more. A lot of artists were kind enough to donate rare or previously unreleased tracks to make this compilation even more special!

 

The album will be available through the website from 9AM (UK time) on Friday April 6th."

 

- Rich Jones // Dave Kerr // Scott Sorry


http://heavyheartsbenefit.com/

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/uberrock/#!/HeavyHeartsBenefit

 

The album's full track list is:

 

1.The Wildhearts - Inner City Overture (single mix) (previously unreleased)


An unreleased single version of Inner City Overture.  The original version can be found on The Wildhearts 2007 self titled release.

 

2. Piggy D - 1975


Piggy D. The bassist for Rob Zombie has a mouth. And it's a big one!

 

3. Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth - The Truth Ain't Pretty


The former New York Dolls, current Michael Monroe guitarist/singer/songwriter brings you into "his" New York on his eponymously titled debut. (Varese Sarabande Records) "Genuine rock and roll..." - Steve Lillywhite (U2, Rolling Stones Producer), "Music to instigate & soundtrack fighting, fucking, speeding, hurling abuse and waking up buck-naked in a stranger's bathroom..." - Classic Rock Magazine (8 stars) 

 

4. The Loyalties - Whole Lotta Hate (previously unreleased)


Demo mix of a previously unreleased song from the forthcoming album & book 'Til The Death Of Rock & Roll'

 

5. Eureka Machines - The Bigger They Are The Harder They Fall


The Eureka Machines' latest album 'Champion The Underdog' was described by SPIN magazine as ' the sweet spot between 10cc and Green Day'. This track is taken from the 'Everyone Loves You' EP. 

 

6. Role Models - Cherry Dear


The ROLE MODELS are a power pop 4 piece based in London. This is off their 12″ vinyl 'FUCK YOU SEE YOU AT THE TALENT SHOW'  that was released by Taken by Surprise (Germany). A new album is in the works as well as a solo EP by frontman Rich Rags (who apparently is quite handsome).

 

7. Smoker & The Rollers - Cut Me Off


Smoker and the Rollers from Philadelphia play raw, ready and rough rock 'n' roll. The three piece line up  are Jay Smoker (bass and vox), Micheal "Danger" Dunn (drums and vox), and Ryan Moll (guitar).  Check out their debut self-titled release on ITunes and their follow up release in the Summer 2012.

 

8. The Black Halos - Radio!!


Rare 2001 demo from the upcoming album F.F.T.S. - 1994-2001 on Yeah Right! Records

 

9. Darlings Of Chelsea - Raise This Flag


Darlings of Chelsea are the amalgamation of Canada's seediest, most guttural rock/punk masterminds. Culled from legendary mainstays including The Black Halos, Kill Cheerleader, Robin Black, Scratching Post, and more, Darlings of Chelsea are a new chapter in the book of Canadian rock n' roll.

 

10. Skag Barons - Come On


Dirty working class rock & roll from London Ontario. Dan Schultz - Guitar Nevada Brown - Drums Sean Farwell - Bass Kris Pageau - Guitar and Vocals

 

11. CC Voltage - Radio Generation (previously unreleased)


Previously unreleased demo from the Spitfires bassists solo album A Touch Of Class... Just a Touch.

 

12. Michael Monroe - Got Blood


Finnish rock'n'roll legend Michael Monroe capped off an amazing 2011 by bagging Classic Rock Magazine's Album Of The year award for Sensory Overdrive, from which this track is taken. Still touring the world in support of the album, expect even bigger things from Michael in 2012!

 

13. Billy Liar - Is It Me?

 

Billy Liar is an acoustic folk punk singer from Scotland. He has been touring the UK and Europe relentlessly for the last five years, leading him to be described as 'the town centre wordsmith and backstreet philosopher...who has played more venues than anyone else of his generation - something most of his peers can only gawp at!' Billy's latest EP, It Starts Here, was produced by Acey Slade (Murderdolls/Amen/Trashlight Vision)

 

14.  Sorry & The Sinatras - Valencia (previously unreleased)


A brand-new, previously unreleased song from the upcoming Kings Of Shambles Street EP, coming soon on Bomber Music.

 

15. Crazy Arm - Tribes/Animals


Crazy Arm set up camp in mid-2006. Not easy to categorise, and all the better for it, their sound is an accumulation of decades of influence and inspiration: rooted in hardcore/punk, '60s protest folk/country and classic rock'n'roll, combined with a grass-roots political overview that embraces anti-war, anti-fascist and pro-community activism. Tribes/Animals is taken from the 2011 album Union City Breath released by Xtra Mile, published by Bomber Music Ltd.

 

16. Obsessive Compulsive - Virago


'Dreams Of Death and The Death Of Dreams is one of the most exciting rock albums to emerge from the UK in a long, long time. It's time to get obsessed' - Dom Lawson

 

17. Brijitte West w/ Jesse Malin - How To Be Good


Former NY Loose front woman teams up with solo troubadour and D Generation frontman for a track from her solo debut album 'Brijitte West & The Desperate Hopefuls'.

 

18. Supercharger - Hold It Down


'Supercharger hail from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England and feature ex members of Scottish heavyweights The Almighty and Geordie Punk-Poppers Whatever in their lineup. Their sound is a strong cocktail of big fat riffs, catchy melodies and addictive choruses which refuse to exit your head long after the last listen'

 

19. Thousand Watt Stare - Lights Out


Members of Dee Dee Ramone's band and Unwritten Law team up for this heavy hitter. Their debut album Silver Dimes is out now.

 

20. Von Hertzen Brothers - 21st Century Schizoid Man


Von Hertzen Brothers had a massive year with their 'Stars Aligned' album shooting to the top of the charts and going gold in their native Finland. They've generously donated their take on King Crimson's classic for this compilation.

 

21. Texas Terri Bomb - Never Shut Up


Raw, rock & roll from our favourite Texan. Special guest guitar on this track by Wayne Kramer.

 

 
THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD announce plans to release two albums in 2012 Print E-mail
Monday, 02 April 2012 16:33

"We really feel these records set the stage for another full year, where we'll see how far we can go with it. We already feel successful because we have the freedom to do what we want.  And it's always cosmic.  The times demand it."  -- CHRIS ROBINSON

 

In 2011, after more than 20 years of intense gigging and recording, CHRIS ROBINSON set off to shape something new, a fresh rock mythology, a breathing kaleidoscopic thing stuffed with chooglin' soul, bedrock boogie and shuffling wisdom birthed in intimate clubs and amongst the tall trees of the Golden State and eventually taken nationwide as the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD evolved. What began as an experiment without expectations turned into a 118-show journey for Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals) that surprised these seasoned pros as music of unshakeable solidity and exuberant reach poured out of them, a New Cosmic California sound with tendrils reaching to the original Fillmore West, Topanga Canyon and outwards towards far horizons.

 

The music of the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD finds its fruition on their studio debut album BIG MOON RITUAL, due out June 4 via Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records, to be followed by companion album THE MAGIC DOOR in September.  A CRB tour will be announced shortly.

 

"Thom and I have wanted to work together  for a long time," says Robinson about the album's producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Devendra Banhart, Papercuts). "We talked about it at a show in Los Angeles and I told him as we stood behind George's drums, 'This is it (gesturing at stage gear).  We're not bringing anything else with us into the studio.  This is what brought us here this year, so this is exactly what this is gonna be.  We didn't even change strings from the last Cali run [laughs]."

 

"This music is unashamedly what we're into," says ROBINSON, who cites Neu!, Melanie, Flatt & Scruggs, Mel Tillis and Morton Subotnick as regulars in their van listening.  "It's not a psych band because you have a Prince Valiant haircut and wear Beatle boots.  It's psych because that's where our heads are.  We want to make music that blossoms.  We want to make music that sounds cosmic."

 

For a full year, the CRB road tested their ideas, and in the process turned into an empathetic, limber congregation of talents, something different than any of their previous work with the likes of Phil Lesh & Friends, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals and JJ Grey & Mofro.  By the time of their sold-out four-night run at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall last December, the BROTHERHOOD were fully switched-on.  This is the band that entered Sunset Sound in Los Angeles in January 2012, setting up shop in Studio B and coming out the other side of a six-day session with 27 different songs with 97 takes, most of it captured straight off-the-floor with only minor enhancements after the fact.

 

"Part of the master plan was not to do anything besides touring the wheels off the thing for the first go-around, and it worked for us and allowed us to figure out who we were," says ROBINSON.  "One of the best things about the lack of a proper music business is if you have an idea, you can do something.  If everybody is on the same page, and it's not about the dough on the table, and it's really about something you believe in, then you can get there.

 

"It's about being boutique," continues ROBINSON. "If before you wanted to have a million people hear what you do, now we're making music the right way for the right people. When we got to these cool sonic spaces we took advantage of them.  It was totally the most radical recording session I've ever done, especially in terms of aesthetics."

 

The complete track listing for BIG MOON RITUAL is:

 

Tulsa Yesterday*

Rosalee

Star Or Stone

Tomorrow Blues

Reflections On A Broken Mirror

Beware, Oh Take Care*

One Hundred Days Of Rain*

 

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Thom Monahan

 

  • All songs written by Chris Robinson except (*) written by Robinson/Casal

 

 

www.chrisrobinsonbrotherhood.com

 

 

 
TANGERINE DREAM set to play unique London show in June 2012 Print E-mail
Monday, 02 April 2012 16:26
The New York Times call them 'The Worlds' Leading Synth Band' and now seven times Grammy nominated Tangerine Dream return British shores for a unique one-off UK show as part of their Electric Mandarine Tour 2012 at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London on Sunday 24th June.

 

Edgar Froese says about the London Show: "Playing London is like being back home. Our fans make it possible for us to realise every musician's dream: making a living out of what you love and do best, playing and composing music.  As a thank you we would like to share Tangerine Dream's 45th anniversary (1967 - 2012) with our loyal British fan base.  It will be a great show with lots of songs and sounds that our fans grew up with."

 Sun 24th June -London, 02 Shepherds Bush Empire - 0844 477 2000

 

Tickets are £45.00 (subject to booking fee) online bookings from http://www.gigsandtours.com/ - credit card bookings from 0844 811 0051.

 

A legendary instrumental prog rock band characterised by the use of high-end modern technology next to a strong rock'n'roll identity and the pioneers of Krautrock, Tangerine Dream are hard to pigeonhole into any music category.   Many have unsuccessfully tried to emulate their trademark sound, but no one could quite nail the secret ingredient of their unique recipe; the way musical layers are structured and finely glued together results in an indescribable musical experience which has always kept them one step ahead of any fashionable trend.

 

Tangerine Dream have released over 150 albums to date, they have also written scores for several Award winning Hollywood Movies including the Tom Cruise classic, 'Risky Business'; Katherine Bigelow's 'Near Dark' and 'Firestarter' which debuts Drew Barrymore.

 

 Edgar Froese founded Tangerine Dream in autumn 1967 - a prolific period for music worldwide - with a vision to discover new sounds and musical techniques. After more than 40 years and several line-up changes, Edgar is still provocative and challenging in his unique philosophical music universe.  A man of few words but with a wry sense of humour, he has shown that music can often reach where words don't.

 

At a time when electronic instruments were widely misunderstood and an independent music industry was virtually non-existent, Tangerine Dream were the pioneers of a range of new sounds, effects and production techniques. Phaedra, their biggest album, was released in 1974 and went gold in 14 countries, it featured the MOOG modular system as the main sequencing module and is still considered a cornerstone for modern contemporary electronic sounds and sequences.    Tangerine Dream have earned themselves the title 'The Pioneers of Modern Sound.'

 

Tangerine Dreams' reputation, experience and professionalism, together with their record sales, has gained them the freedom to continue challenging traditional platforms and their live shows are unmissable.

 

http://www.tangerinedream-music.com/

 

 

 
SABATON waste no time in announcing new band line-up Print E-mail
Monday, 02 April 2012 15:43

Following the departure of guitarists Oskar Montelius and Rikard Sundén, drummer Daniel Mulback and keyboardist Daniel Mÿhr from their ranks at the tail end of last week, Sabaton have wasted no time in announcing the brand new band line-up.

 

Chris Rörland (Nocturnal Rites) joins as guitarist, as does Thobbe Englund (Winterlong, Raubtier), while Robban Bäck (Baltimoore, Prey) will be the band's new drummer.

 

The band is currently searching for a keyboard player, but have decided to continue working with Daniel Myrh until they have found an adequate replacement.

 

"To end all rumors that SABATON will stop touring, or even performing as a band, they are revealing their new line up today:

 

None of already scheduled shows will be cancelled - the war machine of SABATON will go on just as planned!

 

The MKII of SABATON is ready for the next chapter..."

 

SABATON's new album 'Carolous Rex' will be out next month, May 28 via Nuclear Blast.

 

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QUEEN looking for new venue following Sonisphere cancellation? Print E-mail
Monday, 02 April 2012 15:41

Roger Taylor and Brian May have commented on the cancellation of this year's Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth.

 

The iconic pair were due to headline one day of the festival with American Idol's Adam Lambert replacing the irreplaceable Freddie Mercury.

 

In a statement Taylor and May revealed that they were looking into the possibilities of putting on their own show in its place.

 

They said: "We are disappointed to hear of the cancellation of the Sonisphere Festivals as we were very much looking forward to performing with Adam Lambert and particularly as the venue was Knebworth, our last stand with Freddie.

 

We apologise for the disappointment to all those who were looking forward to seeing us. We are working to see if we can redress the situation at some other venue."

 

The possibility of a co-headline with the Michelle McManus-fronted Nirvana has not yet been ruled out ;)

 

 
Heavens to Betsy! Stryper's OZ FOX unleashes yellow and black guitar lesson attack Print E-mail
Monday, 02 April 2012 15:35

Oz Fox, six stringed Soldier Under Command responsible for the riffs that make you roll in the Stryper back catalogue, has launched a guitar lesson website.

 

Would you like to know more?ozfox

 

Oz Fox (Stryper) proudly announces the launch of his new guitar lessons website www.sirozacademy.com

 

Many online guitar resources are great for beginners, but lacking for other guitarists, not SirOzAcademy.com. SirOzAcademy.com is online guitar school that teaches electric guitar techniques using videos lessons taught by Oz Fox (Stryper).

 

Oz Fox will teach you proper theory, modes, licks, scales and pattern techniques that he's used and taught for years. At SirOzAcademy.com, you will gain proper skill and techniques that will assist you achieving a whole new level of playing ability. Subscribe online at SirOzAcademy.com and pay monthly or annually. Subscriptions start at just $10.99 a month.

 

Guitar instructional videos are added regularly including lessons and tutorials on how to tune the guitar, guitar scales, picking techniques, guitar chords, gear talk and so much more. There are even special guest videos in the library that include techniques from other players such as Howie Simon (Alcatrazz) and Paul Jackson (Bloodgood). With over 50 videos in the library, there is something for everybody, regardless of your skill level.

 

Didn't quite catch the website address the 58 times it was mentioned above? Here it is again:

 

All information at: www.sirozacademy.com

 

We are waiting on the edge of our seats - sideways, of course - for the announcement of the Robert Sweet drum tutorial website.

 

 

 
AMERICAN HI-FI sign new deal and ready new album for release Print E-mail
Monday, 02 April 2012 15:31

Goomba Music has announced the signing of American Hi-Fi to their rockin' roster.

 

The original line-up - Stacy Jones (singer/guitarist), Drew Parsons (bass), Jamie Arentzen (guitars) and Brian Nolan (drums) ­ is currently recording their as-yet-untitled new album in Los Angeles, CA with an expected worldwide release date this fall. It's being produced by the band and John Fields (Switchfoot, Jimmy Eat World) and recorded at Stacy Jones' studio, The Deathstar.

 

"It feels great to make music with these guys," exclaims Stacy Jones. "11 years in, American Hi-Fi is a brotherhood. We made this record because we feel like the world needs a few more guitar bands. We are just doing our small part to keep Rock-N-Roll alive!"

 

For the past six years, members of American Hi-Fi have been working with Miley Cyrus. Singer Stacy Jones has been her music director and drummer, Jamie Arentzen has been her guitarist and Drew Parsons has played bass at a few concerts. Stacy and Jamie have been featured in everything Miley Cyrus since the beginning of her "Hannah Montana" days, including the 2009 movie and 'Best Of Both Worlds' concert film/DVD.

 

Over the course of their 10-year career, American Hi-Fi has sold over 1 million albums thanks to hit singles such as the Top 10 smash 'Flavor Of The Weak', 'Another Perfect Day' (which was used as Coca-Cola's theme for the 2002 Winter Olympics) and 'The Art Of Losing', and they've toured the world with artists such as Elvis Costello, Matchbox Twenty, Bon Jovi, Sum 41 and Fall Out Boy.

 

Before teaming up as American Hi-Fi, the band members performed as part of various influential bands from the '90s Alternative Rock scene, including Veruca Salt and Letters to Cleo, and with Tanya Donelly, Tracy Bonham, Aimee Mann, and Juliana Hatfield individually.

 

Their songs have been heard on TV shows and commercials such as Coors, Labatt Blue, Verizon, "Boston Public," "24" and "Dawson's Creek," video games including "Guitar Hero 3," and in movies including "American Pie 2," "Freaky Friday," "Van Wilder" and "Superman Returns." Stacy has produced albums at The Deathstar for such artists as The Downtown Fiction, Ingrid Michaelson, Meg & Dia, The Cab, Plain White T's, Hey Monday and Academy Is... and many others.

 

 
PiL add London date to Summer UK tour Print E-mail
Monday, 02 April 2012 15:28

Public Image Ltd have added a London date to their Summer UK tour.

 

John Lydon and band will now play the HMV Forum in Kentish Town on August 11.

 

The full list of dates now reads:

 

O2 Academy Bournemouth (July 31)
Reading Sub 89 (August 1)
Wolverhampton Wulfurn Hall (3)
Blackpool Empress Ballroom (4)
O2 Academy Newcastle (6)
London HMV Forum (11)
Hatfield University Forum (12)
O2 Academy Bristol (13)
Brighton Concorde 2 (15, 16)

 

 
New PATTI SMITH album to include songs for Amy Winehouse and Johnny Depp Print E-mail
Monday, 02 April 2012 15:22

The first single from Patti Smith's new album, a song entitled 'April Fool' which features an appearance from Tom Verlaine of Television, is available on iTunes from today.

 

Smith had announced details of the new studio album, her eleventh. Her first collection of original material since 2004's 'Trampin' will be called 'Banga' and be released through Columbia Records on June 5th.

 

Smith recorded Banga at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.

 

In a statement, the singer-songwriter says the new album was inspired by her dreams as well as her observations of an increasingly complex and chaotic world:

 

"There is an exploratory spirit in the songs that make up Banga, including a melodic overture imagining the voyage of Amerigo Vespucci to the New World in 1497 ('Amerigo'), a rock song for the people of Japan in the wake of last years earthquake ('Fuji-san'), a classic ballad in memory of Amy Winehouse ('This Is The Girl'), an improvised meditation on art and nature ('Constantine's Dream') as well as a birthday song written for her friend Johnny Depp ('Nine')."

 

The album was recorded with Smith's regular collaborators, Tony Shanahan, Jay Dee Daugherty and Lenny Kaye; featured guests include Tom Verlaine, Jack Petruzzelli and Smith's own children, Jackson and Jesse Paris.

 

 
DRAGONFORCE announce UK tour dates Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 April 2012 19:37
UK-based multi-national power metallers DRAGONFORCE have announced dates in the UK and Ireland for late September and early October, as part of the world tour to promote their forthcoming fifth album, 'The Power Within'.

 

The dates are as follows:

 

September 25 - Dublin, Academy

September 27 - Belfast, Mandela Hall

September 28 - Glasgow, ABC

September 29 - Newcastle, Academy

September 30 - Wolverhampton, Wulfren Hall

October 1 - Bristol, Academy

October 3 - Nottingham, Rock City

October 4 - Norwich, UEA

October 5 - Manchester, Academy

October 6 - London, Shepherd's Bush Empire

October 7 - Portsmouth, Pyramids

 

Support on all shows will be from Alestorm, The Defiled and Cavorts.  Tickets are available from www.kililive.com

 

'The Power Within' is released on April 15, via EGR, and will be supported by a series of instore appearances at HMV stores in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.  For further information, visit www.dragonforce.com

 

 

 
TRUCKER DIABLO reveal working title for second album Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 April 2012 19:22
Northern Ireland hard rockin' quartet TRUCKER DIABLO have revealed the working title for their forthcoming second album.

 

The opus - the follow-up to the highly acclaimed 'The Devil Rhythm', originally self-released in August 2010 and re-issued earlier this year by the US Ripple Music label - is provisionally called 'Songs Of Iron'.

 

The band revealed on their Facebook page:  "we have roughly about 16 tunes we are gonna put through the mill and see what fits....."

 

No release date has been set for the album.

 

Trucker Diablo return to live action when they support Furyon at the Diamond Rock Club in Ballymena on Saturday April 14.

 

To keep up with developments with 'the big truck', visit www.facebook.com/truckerdiablo

 

 

 
ANTERIOR announce supports for final London show in March Print E-mail
Monday, 06 February 2012 15:30

ANTERIOR have announced supports for their final farewell show in London on March 2, 2012.

 

The Welsh outfit will be joined by ROMEO MUST DIE and CHAPTERS.

 

ANTERIOR released two albums on Metal Blade - 'This Age Of Silence' in 2007 and last year¹s 'Echoes Of The Fallen¹ - since signing to the label six years ago.

 

ANTERIOR + Romeo Must Die + Chapters

 

March 2012

 

2nd LONDON - Underworld 

 

This is the one and only show ANTERIOR will play before splitting up.

 

 
Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon set to star in WEST MEMPHIS 3 movie Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 February 2012 21:14

Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon are set to appear in a movie based on the West Memphis 3.

 

'Devil's Knot' will be directed by Atom Egoyan ('The Sweet Hereafter') and is based on a script by Scott Derrikson and Paul Boardman. 'Devil's Knot' has been in the works for about five years; Derrikson and Boardman originally set it up with Dimension. The film's producers are now scouting for a new home while Boardman works with Egoyan on a rewrite.

 

Firth will play Ron Lax, a private investigator who was the first pro bono supporter of the defendents as they headed to trial in 1993. Lax built one of the most prominent private investigative firms in the Southeast, and offered his services for free to the defendants, who at the time were reviled because of the heinous nature of the crime and the sensationalized reports about devil worship and ritualistic sacrifice. All of that was later proven to be unfounded, after Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley were convicted despite not a shred of physical evidence. Lax was an unsung hero and helped find the DNA in the knots that bound one of the victims, that cast suspicion on Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of Steven Branch, one of the 8-year old murdered boys. Witherspoon will play Pam Hobbs, the mother of Branch. She initially believed the trio murdered her son, is eventually persuaded that the three suspects are innocent and wrongly accused.

 

Filming begins next summer in Louisiana, and other big names are expected to join the cast in smaller roles.

 

Firth and Witherspoon previously worked together on 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.

 

 
TENACIOUS D to release new album prior to appearance at the Download Comedy Festival Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 February 2012 21:11

Tenacious D, the greatest band in the world (created by actors Kyle Gass and Jack Black), will precede their appearance at this year's Download shebang with the release of their third album.

 

'Rize of the Fenix', the follow-up to 2006's 'The Pick of Destiny', will be released in May.

 

They have also announced their first American show of the year, at Sasquatch Festival in Washington over the weekend of May 25-28. Jack White, Bon Iver and Beck also play the US event.

 

 
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